Sunroom Studio/ Artist Statement or....Why do I do what I do?
I began as a seamstress, creating garments and creating my own patterns
for garments, along with trying all types of needle work, dyeing and
weaving which all added to my eclectic style. After many years of
experimenting with fabric, fiber, yarns, beads and other embellishment
techniques I have found that every time I try something new it just sends me
off on a new adventure and broadens my abilities. That's how I got into quilting, OH that looks
Early on, I became intrigued by
the geometric patterns and designs the fabrics created, which lead me
to piecing quilts. Then, as many of us are...distracted by
shinny objects...I experimented with beads, stamping, printing, paper
making, clay and jewelry. I try to incorporate some of these in most of
my work. I love developing my skills with new techniques and tool. My
quilts are an expression of that journey, being sometimes carefully
planned, organized, colorful, and complicated but other times they are
just happy accidents. Each quilt evolves as I find more ways to increase
the complexity of the design.
Quilts appeal to my sense of
order, using fabrics to dictate the shape, movement, color and texture.
I try to increase the dimension in the work by adding beads and
intricate quilting. Quilting provides me with relaxation and
entertainment. My love of quilting has also lead me to increase my use
of computers too. I have started printing my own fabric designs from
digital images I have manipulated. A new camera, computer programs and a
high quality printer have added to my creativity.
My studio, however, appeals to
my sense of (organized?) chaos, a place for everything and nothing
in its place. But happily if I need something for a quilt I need
look further than my own studio, its usually there someplace. I hope to
post some pages of my studio soon. It has been newly remodeled by my
husband, a custom made sewing table, cutting table, thread storage unit
and book cases. It is really beautiful and very functional, yep
sometimes it is still messy!
Many artists find deep
meaning in their work, I've tried but I guess I'm just not that deep.
What I think I find in my work is deep "distraction". Now, life is good and I just like to play! My creative voice is still
evolving. I don't think you need to suffer for your art, I am a
quilt artist because I enjoy the work, it clears my head of the stresses
in life and fills it with possibilities.
If something catches
your eye, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Each work is like a personal journey I hope my customers feel that way
too. Currently I have not got the time to deal with galleries and
shows but you never know they might end up there some day, I'm having
too much fun creating!
This site offers a variety of shiny objects to distract you.
Thank you for visiting, enjoy.